Plot #16


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Plot Information

Updated February 25, 2019 02:38
Featured Plant Oregon grape
Latitude 44.04228
Longitude 121.33321
Elevation 3690.0 ft.
Area unmeasured
Aspect east facing
Origin combination of already established and nursery plants
Inoculated? Yes
Initial planting date Fall 2016
Initial succession secondary

Featured Plant: Oregon grape


Photo of Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium)

Mahonia aquifolium

Perennial, understory shrub with compound pinnate leaves. Leaves are evergreen, and have spiky serrations. Spherical yellow blossoms appear in spring, forming blue berries in summer. Native Americans used it for many medicinal and ceremonial purposes, and today roots, leaves and berries are marketed for their medicinal properties. This is the Oregon State Plant.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Mahonia aquifolium. Texas University.

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Grows in the eastern and western Cascades, in well drained soils with moderate precipitation. Shade tolerant No